Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Travel trade offer to Southern Scotland’s treasures

The National Trust for ScotlandScotland’s leading conservation charity – and Dumfries House have joined forces to offer the Travel Trade an exclusive entry deal to some of Southern Scotland’s most stunning historic attractions.

For a limited period the National Trust for Scotland, in partnership with Dumfries House, is giving tour and coach operators the chance to visit its glorious Threave Garden and beautiful Broughton House, as well as the magnificent Dumfries House, for just £19.50 per person – a saving of £6.50 per person on individual admission prices.

This offer is only available to the Travel Trade through the National Trust for Scotland’s One-Stop-Shop booking service.

Pietro Cecchini, National Travel Trade Manager at the National Trust for Scotland, said:

‘With more people planning to holiday at home this year, there has never been a better opportunity to showcase Scotland’s treasures. By joining up with Dumfries House, we are helping coach and tour operators offer their clients the chance to enjoy the best of Scotland at the best possible price.’

Mike Schafer, Chief Executive of Dumfries House, added:

‘As well as being of great international, historical and cultural significance, Threave Garden, Broughton House and Dumfries House are simply wonderful properties to visit.’

These three properties are some of Southern Scotland’s most popular attractions, offering a great variety of experiences for visitors. The National Trust for Scotland’s internationally acclaimed Threave Garden in Castle Douglas is a gardener’s dream, boasting impressive formal gardens and wonderful woodland walks.

The charity’s beautifully restored Broughton House in Kirkcudbright, former home to the world-famous Scottish artist and ‘Glasgow Boy’ E A Hornel, offers a fascinating insight into the life of the artist, as well as showcasing many of his masterpieces.

Dumfries House, near Cumnock in Ayrshire, is cared for by The Great Steward of Scotland’s Dumfries House Trust. Its stunning interiors are home to a world-class collection of furniture by Thomas Chippendale and many late 18th-century Scottish cabinet makers, as recently featured on BBC One’s Antiques Roadshow.

Flexible packages are also available combining Dumfries House with a variety of other National Trust for Scotland attractions, including Culzean Castle and Burns National Heritage Park in Ayrshire; Pollok House, 3 miles from Glasgow city centre; and The Georgian House, in the heart of Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site.

For all bookings and enquiries email the National Trust for Scotland at traveltrade@nts.org.uk or telephone 0844 493 2104.

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